Toronto Raptors 133, Cleveland Cavaliers 99

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The 97-95 loss to the Pacers was the third straight for the Cavs after they went on a 22-0 run and led 26-6 just minutes into the first quarter.

Cleveland Cavaliers' Cedi Osman dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Indianapolis.

He finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists, but his energy and impact could not be measured by sheer numbers.

Thompson, who is due $36 million over the next two seasons, is now averaging just 5.3 points and 5.7 rebounds in 19 minutes of action per game.

The Raptors will reach the midway point of their schedule Saturday with their 41st game, and their 29 wins are the most they have had half way through a season in franchise history.

Valanciunas almost had a double-double in the first quarter, when he totaled nine points and nine rebounds in a little over six minutes because of foul trouble.

Curry was a late scratch because of a sprained ankle. Led by seven players finishing in double figures, the home team controlled the pace for nearly the entire game, providing their starters an early finish to their night in the fourth quarter. San Antonio's big man leads the team in points (22.6) and rebounds (8.6) per game while Denver's rising star is averaging a double-double with 15.7 points and 10.2 rebounds. Taj Gibson added 17 points and Andrew Wiggins had 16 to help Minnesota earn its fourth consecutive win. The defeat marks their eighth loss in the last 11 games and seventh in the last nine contests.

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The Eagles now have won 16 straight games when leading after three quarters, even if their 12-10 at the time didn't feel so safe. This team was dominant throughout most of the year, blowing out teams, running the ball, and shutting opposing offenses down.


Before the Cavs played in Toronto, we made the point that a return to The Q could do wonders for the slump they've been in for four weeks.

Anthony Davis returned from injury with a bang after his 36 points saw the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Portland Trailblazers 119-113.

Williams recorded 30 points and six assists, one night after scoring a career-high 50 points against defending champions the Golden State Warriors. They lost the lead and went on to drop the game by five.

Spencer Dinwiddie delivered the go-ahead basket with 11 seconds left and came within one rebound of a triple-double as the Nets topped the Hawks 110-105. The first two came by a combined 62 points and on Friday the Cavs were outscored 84-61 over the final three quarters on the second night of back-to-back road games.

MIAMI (AP) - Heat forward Dion Waiters has finally given in to season-ending surgery on his left ankle after hoping to recover through rest and therapy.

"It's my 10th year", Love said. IN has been on a bit of a skid recently, going 4-6 in their last 10 games, and in was handled pretty easily by the Heat earlier in the week.

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